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With the passing of Labor Day comes the end to the official wearing-of-white months. Traditionally, white pants season (and relatedly, Sperry Topsider season) lasts from Memorial Day until the very last gasp of summer on Labor Day. Any other timewearing white is completely at your own risk. Still, remember that Labor Day is an American holiday, so other countries don't have such definitive end-dates for summer attire.
It's become a tradition for us to extend the white-pants-wearing season a tad by clueing you in, every year, as to where it's still okay to don your chalk linen slacks. So now, for 2013, 7 cities for wearing white any time of year:
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· British Airways' 787 took off to Toronto. It flies! Well, we already knew that. They were a half-hour late in arriving, but we wouldn't have wanted an inaugural on a 787 to end early, either. Check out our gallery to see more.
· British Airways adds Austin, TX to the 787 routes. While we're on the topic of the BA 787, might as well mention that this morning held the huge announcement of a new route to come in spring 2014: London to Austin, TX. The first flight will happen in March, bringing a second international destination to Austin Airport, which currently only has over-the-border flights to Mexico.
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With summer winding down and cooler weather right around the corner we suggest raising a glass to remember the season. The long holiday weekend brings a few solid options, so pick a beer festival that looks good to you and enjoy. Here’s our picks for three winners—cheers!
Key West BrewFest
There’s still plenty of summer weather left down in Florida, so may we suggest heading down to Key West to enjoy a little sun and suds. The 4th annual Key West BrewFest arrives in town on August 29, and things are scheduled to run throughout the weekend until September 2. Cigar City Brewing, Florida Keys Brewing Company, and Florida Beer Company will be just a few of the breweries in attendance, so be sure to pace yourself with the sips and samples. Tickets will set you back $35 in advance, and that will get you access to over 150 beers all during the Signature Tasting Festival right on South Beach.
Horrible news. It's time to put those white pants away. That's rightLabor Day has come and gone and as much as we enjoy viewing the outline of your thong (male or female), the look does have an expiration date.
Traditionally, white pants season (and relatedly, Sperry Topsider season) lasts from Memorial Day until the very last gasp of summer on Labor Day (ah hem, yesterday). Any other timewearing white is completely at your own risk.
It's become a tradition for us to extend the white-pants-wearing season a tad by clueing you in, every year, as to where it's still okay to don your chalk linen slacks. So now, for 2012, 7 cities for wearing white any time of year:
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With the summer weather winding down we figured it was worth celebrating Labor Day with a bit of outdoor fun and overindulgence. The seasonal food festivals are winding down, but there are still a few worth the price of admission. Here’s our picks for a few fun Labor Day food events to close out the summer season:
Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival – Buffalo, New York
When it comes to buffalo wings the annual party up on Buffalo, New York is pretty much the granddaddy of them all. The National Buffalo Wing Festival is set to do its thing at Coca-Cola field on September 1 and 2. Events include the US wing eating championship, bobbing for wings, and of course the Miss Buffalo Wing pageant. Admission will set you back just $5 per person, and the food tickets for the chicken wings start at $1 each. Restaurants and vendors—some as far away as Georgia—will all be there preparing their crispy-skinned delicacies, so if you’re in the neighborhood this is a don’t miss event.
Horrible news. It's time to put those white pants away. That's rightLabor Day has come and gone and as much as we enjoying viewing the outline of your thong (male or female), the look has an expiration date.
Traditionally, white pants season (and relatedly, Sperry Topsider season) lasts from Memorial Day until the very last gasp of summer on Labor Day (ah hem, yesterday). Any other timewearing white is completely at your own risk. One the other hand, at the beginning of white pants season we rounded up five cities where you can wear white pants year-round.
Now that we've reached the end of the season, here's an encore (plus new additions!):
In case you're still using up Fourth of July fireworks and BBQ charcoal, let us remind you that Labor Day is right around the corner, so time to start planning for either a long weekend getaway or some relaxing on the home turf. As usual, Orbitz has been playing close attention to the cities being searched for Labor Day vacays, and though it coulda been a cool infographic, the site has released a list of the Top 10 Labor Day destinations in the USA:
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Is your name Beyonce or Joe Jonas? Is there a day on your iCal marked "Diddy's White Party?" No? Then you're probably not breaking out the white pants very often during the year. Traditionally, white pants season (and relatedly, Sperry Topsider season) lasts from Memorial Day until the very last gasp of summer on Labor Day. Any other timewearing white is completely at your own risk...unless you take a trip to one of these five cities that wear white year-round:
Ah summer! That fleeting season of speedos, pool parties and Pride. Just because Labor Day approaches and heralds an end to the sunny summer months, doesn’t mean there’s not still plenty to do, and here are five of our top picks for the best GLBT destinations for Labor Day. And hey, it’s your last chance to wear white without drawing the ire of Project Runway fans, so take advantage!
· Splash Days in Austin
Saddle up and head down to Texas for one of the wildest, wettest Labor Day weekends around: Splash Days in Austin. The main events Saturday are the Splash Dance at Austin Music Hall from 10:00pm-3:00am, with an Adult Swim Afterhours party from 3:00-7:00am at Sky Lounge on the city’s main drag of Congress Street. Don’t waste all your energy the first night, though, because there are plenty more events on Sunday.
For better or for worse Labor Day is right around the corner. There’s no escaping the end of the summer season, so rather than sulking away the end of the warm weather we suggest making some Labor Day plans as soon as possible. If a cheap getaway isn’t cheap enough, just join the crowds in Seattle for this year’s edition of Bumbershoot.
From September 4-6, the festival brings together an eclectic mixture of music, arts, and all kinds of other cool stuff. It’s the largest urban arts festival on the continent, so expect to get cozy with over 150,000 of your closest friends. Even if you don’t line up for the comedy shows, indie markets, or weird dance performances there’s always the music. This year is a good one, as Weezer, Mary J. Blige, and Bob Dylan bring the best in music to the masses.
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Labor Day is almost here, which means one thing: three-day weekend. It's your last chance to enjoy the summer with a great quickie trip.
Check out our three picks for Labor Day weekend getaways:
Travelzoo is offering a great deal to Paradise Island: $299 for four nights in the Comfort Suites Paradise Island and round-trip airfare. You'll also get entry into Atlantis Resort's Aquaventure Water Park (adjacent to the hotel) and a daily breakfast. Warning: It's hurricane season in the Bahamas; hurricanes occur infrequently, but check the weather before booking.
What Labor Day is all about
Hallelujah, Labor Day weekend has arrived! In honor of this amazing holiday in the United States, we've got a list of festivals and other funky times happening around the country, just in case you don't know what to do with all the extra free time: